Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Rick Carlisle does not think Ben Simmons is a rookie

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons is considered a rookie by the NBA, but not Rick Carlisle. Simmons is enjoying an impressive season, one that could see him win the league’s Rookie of the Year Award. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell will receive his share of votes as well and is Simmons’ main competition for the..." March 23

  • ‘Harassed’ ex-Mavs employee exits shadows to challenge Mark Cuban

    New York Post "“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” former Mavericks president Terdema Ussery said in response to accusations of sexual harassment. One is no longer anonymous. Melissa Weishaupt, an employee for the..." March 20

  • Baseline jumper gives Dirk Nowitzki 11,000 made baskets in NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "We need to savor these final years — potentially final games — of Dirk Nowitzki‘s career. The future Hall of Famers is one of the great pure shooters, and probably the greatest shooting big man, in NBA history. The Maverick’s star hit another milestone Friday night, 11,000 made NBA baskets...." March 16

  • NBA Rumors: Dirk Nowitzki hints at retirement in 2018

    247 Sports "Is Dirk Nowitzki ready to call it quits? Following the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the New York Knicks, the 20-year veteran hinted that Tuesday's visit to Madison Square Garden may be his last ever: Based upon that quote, that would indicate Nowitzki's train of thought is to think about..." March 14

  • Dirk Nowitzki can tell which teams are tanking

    Yardbarker "This late in the NBA season, it seems fairly obvious which teams are trying to get into the playoffs, and which teams are jockeying for better draft position. Dirk Nowitzki says he can tell which category teams fall under. Dirk’s Dallas Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 110-97 on Tuesday night..." March 14

  • Dirk Nowitzki visiting MSG a reminder that he’s everything Knicks hope Kristaps Porzingis can become

    New York Daily News "This could be the last go around for Dirk Nowitzki, which would mean a final game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the greatest European player in NBA history. A long and loud ovation during player introductions — not that Nowitzki wants that — would be appropriate. Nowitzki’s career..." March 13

  • Wesley Matthews Likely Out For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks forward Wesley Matthews has suffered a stress fracture in his right leg, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). According to Charania, Matthews will likely miss the rest of the 2017/18 season as he rests and rehabs that injury. Matthews, in his third season in Dallas,..." March 12

  • Carlisle: It looks 'very promising' Nowitzki will play 1 more year

    Sports Day "It's no secret that Dirk Nowitzki has been leaning toward returning for a 21st season next year, his health permitting. Before Saturday's game, Carlisle was asked if he'd had any conversations with Nowitzki about next season, seeing as how this season is dwindling down. "No, I haven't," he..." March 11

  • Mavs coach Rick Carlisle irresponsibly calls Mark Cuban sexual-assault report ‘most insidious form’ of ‘fake news’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sports Illustrated detailed a predatory environment – including sexual harassment and domestic violence – in the Mavericks’ business office. Outspoken and hands-on Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has rightfully come under the microscope for allowing it. He has already accepted responsibility for..." March 09

  • Mavericks To Sign Jameel Warney To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks will soon sign G League forward Jameel Warney to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Warney, 24, joined the Mavericks for training camp in 2016 after going undrafted out of Stony Brook. Cut by Dallas before the 2016/17 season got..." March 08

  • Witness of Alleged Mark Cuban Sexual Assault Comes Forward

    Uproxx "Amid continuing fallout over the Dallas Mavericks’ sexual misconduct scandal, owner Mark Cuban is now the subject of a resurfaced sexual assault allegation surrounding a 2011 incident in a Portland, Oregon nightclub. The disturbing claims surfaced in the Willamette Week, which reported on a..." March 08

  • NBA reviewing 2011 sexual assault investigation into Cuban

    The Score "The NBA said Wednesday it's looking into a 2011 sexual assault investigation involving Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. "The NBA league office is reviewing the 2011 allegations against Mark Cuban and the subsequent findings from the Portland police investigation," league spokesman Mike Bass..." March 08

  • Mark Cuban passed lie detector test for 2011 sexual assault allegation

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Cuban was accused of sexual assault by a woman at a nightclub in 2011, and the allegation has now come to light in the wake of Sports Illustrated’s bombshell report about the Dallas Mavericks harboring a hostile work environment. Nigel Jaquiss of of the Portland, Ore., publication..." March 07

  • A woman told police Mark Cuban sexually assaulted her in 2011

    New York Daily News "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was reportedly investigated by Portland, Ore., police in 2011 after a woman claimed the billionaire sexually assaulted her at a bar. According to a police report obtained by the Willamette Week, the woman said Cuban stuck his hand down the back of her jeans and..." March 07

  • Mavs Announce Deal For Jersey Sponsorship

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are the latest NBA team to announce a partnership with a jersey sponsor, announcing today in a press release that they’ve teamed up with Dallas-based company 5miles for a uniform patch. The two sides agreed to a three-year deal. As the Mavericks’ announcement details, 5miles is “a..." March 07

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

  • Mark Cuban Cancels Appearance At SXSW

    Real GM Basketball "Mark Cuban has canceled his scheduled appearance at SXSW in Austin. Cuban was scheduled to be a featured speaker on March 10th. Cuban's cancellation follows a $600,000 fine for his comments about tanking as well as a report from Sports Illustrated detailing sexual harassment allegations within..." February 28

  • Adam Silver cautions NBA teams to protect integrity of game

    USA Today "A week after the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for his public admission of tanking, the race to the bottom has continued in full force. Entering Wednesday, just six games separate the last nine teams in the league — from the New York Knicks on down to the Atlanta Hawks...." February 28

  • Nerlens Noel Set To Return On Wednesday

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks big man Nerlens Noel, who has been sidelined since November with a hand injury, is on track to return to the court on Wednesday, head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters today (video link via Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News). According to Carlisle, Noel will be available for..." February 27

  • Mavericks snap 35-game losing streak by bottom-nine teams against rest of NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban talks about tanking a lot for someone in his position, to the point he got fined $600,000 by the NBA. But he can point to Dallas’ 109-103 win over the Pacers last night as proof his team isn’t completely devoted to losing. There’s a clear line in the NBA standings..." February 27

  • Dirk disagrees with Cuban on tanking: You don't want culture of quitting

    ESPN "Face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki disagrees with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's publicly stated opinion that losing is the team's best option for the remainder of the season. "You don't really want a culture here that's just giving up and quitting and not playing hard," Nowitzki said..." February 27

  • NBA Execs Believe Tanking Has Never Never Been More Widespread

    Real GM Basketball "Multiple NBA executives believe the current season features one of the most widespread tanking efforts the league has seen to date. The combination of lottery reform set to begin next year and a top-heavy draft class featuring five to seven prospects has created an atmosphere where eight teams..." February 27

  • Dallas Mavericks to name new interim CEO in wake of scandal

    USA Today "The Dallas Mavericks will name former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall their interim CEO at a press conference on Monday in a direct response to the franchise’s sexual assault and domestic violence allegations. Marshall, who retired last year, most recently served as the telecom company’s vice..." February 26

  • The fallout of the sexual harassment claims against the Mavs continues while players try to get back to basketball

    Sports Day "Remember a week ago when we thought an owner openly admitting his team is better off losing was a huge story? Silly us. Questionable integrity on the basketball court is one thing, a bad thing. But the Mavericks managed to dwarf owner Mark Cuban's mistake during an interview with the..." February 25

  • NBA unlikely to punish Mavericks anytime soon

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is unlikely to punish the Dallas Mavericks anytime soon, according to a report. Sports Illustrated published a report during the week that alleged the Mavericks were harboring a hostile workplace the past two decades. The allegations included the Mavericks allowing a serial sexual..." February 24

  • Nowitzki passes Kidd to move into 4th on all-time minutes list

    Fanrag Sports "Trailing Jason Kidd by nine minutes on the NBA’s all-time minutes played list, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was set to make history during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Nowitzki would move past Kidd during the second quarter, and he’s now in fourth place on the all-time..." February 24

  • Report | Mavericks to sign Scotty Hopson

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Mavericks are signing swingman Scotty Hopson to a 10-day contract, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN. After being listed as a five-star recruit out of high school and playing his collegiate basketball under Bruce Pearl at Tennessee, Hopson went undrafted in 2011. Most of his pro..." February 23

  • Michele Roberts: Cap smoothing was ‘disgraceful request’ by NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2016, new national TV contracts pushed the NBA’s salary cap from $70 million to $94.143 million – a larger jump than over the entire previous decade. Free agents cashed in majorly that summer. But now, the cap is leveling off. It went up to just $99.093 million last year and is projected to..." February 23

  • Legal expert: 'Real chance the NBA could come down hard' on Mavericks

    Sportress of Blogitude "A legal expert believes there’s a “real chance” the NBA will throw the book at the Dallas Mavericks over the organization’s workplace misconduct scandal. Allegations of troubling workplace misconduct with the Mavericks organization were brought to light in a Sports Illustrated exposé published..." February 23

  • Adam Silver could terminate Mark Cuban’s ownership of team as ‘nuclear option’

    Clutch Points "Mark Cuban’s last couple of days have been showered in shame and disgrace after a Sports Illustrated investigative report unmasked the corrosive culture in the organization with a closetful of sexual harassment claims through a near two-decade period. While the outstanding culprit was former..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • Should Mark Cuban be forced to sell Dallas Mavericks?

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are under the microscope after a Sports Illustrated investigative report was released painting a picture of an “animal house” organization that had a history of harboring misogynists and sexual predators. Mark Cuban is known as one of the most hands-on owners throughout the..." February 22

  • Dirk Was ‘Disgusted’ By The Report Of Sexual Misconduct In The Mavs Offices

    Dime Magazine "The Dallas Mavericks have been the talk of the NBA world over the past 24 hours after a damning report from Jessica Luther and Jon Wertheim in Sports Illustrated, citing multiple current and former employees of the organization, pointed out numerous incidents of sexual misconduct in the Mavs’..." February 22

  • Mark Cuban’s fine third-largest known fine in NBA history

    Pro Basketball Talk "While explaining how he told his players the team was better off losing this season, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said “I’m probably not supposed to say this” and “Adam would hate hearing that.” Cuban was right. NBA commissioner Adam Silver fined Cuban $600,000 for “public statements..." February 21

  • Dennis Smith Jr. planned to have J. Cole dunk in dunk-contest routine

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. seemed pretty steamed about getting eliminated in the first round of the dunk contest: The dunk-contest scoring system – five judges ranking dunks on a scale of 6-10 – is plenty flawed. There should have been a larger difference between the Smith and Victor..." February 21

  • Mark Cuban Fined $600K For Tanking Comments

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has fined Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600K for suggesting that his team could benefit by losing games for the rest of the season, tweets Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. Cuban’s comments came during a recent appearance on Julius Erving’s House Call with Dr. J podcast. The..." February 21

  • Mark Cuban: Not Firing Reporter After Domestic Violence a 'Horrible Mistake'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took sole responsibility for not firing reporter Earl K. Sneed following two domestic violence incidents, according to Tim MacMahon of by calling it a "horrible mistake." "I want to be clear, I'm not putting the blame on anybody else,"..." February 21

  • Suns, Mavs Among Potential Aaron Gordon Suitors

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns and Mavericks are among the teams viewed as potential offseason suitors for Magic power forward Aaron Gordon, league sources tell Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. Gordon will be eligible for restricted free agency this summer. As Deveney outlines, the Suns should have cap space this..." February 21

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • Mavericks issue statement in response to SI article on uncomfortable workplace

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have reacted swiftly and strongly to an article from Sports Illustrated that detailed several examples of how uncomfortable of a work environment they harbored the past two decades. SI published an article on Tuesday night by Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther titled “Inside..." February 21

  • Mavs writer deleted his Twitter account after involvement in scandalous report

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks writer Earl K. Sneed has been reporting on Mavs basketball for the last seven years. You may have noticed him giving game updates on NBA TV, doing interviews with the staff giving his thoughts on behalf of the players and team on the happenings of all things Mavs. Tuesday,..." February 21

  • Report: Dallas Mavericks' Hostile Workplace an 'Open Secret'

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Mavericks office allegedly was an unsafe work environment for female employees, according to Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther of Sports Illustrated. After interviews with more than a dozen current and former Mavericks employees across several months, Wertheim and Luther reported the..." February 21

  • Mark Cuban blames tanking comments on ‘being starstruck with Dr. J’

    Sportsnaut "Mark Cuban openly admitted telling his team, the Dallas Mavericks, that the best course of action for the rest of the season is to tank for losses and improve draft lottery odds. He made that admission during an appearance with Julius Irving, who he is now using as means to explain his faux..." February 20

  • Mark Cuban: Losing Is Mavs’ ‘Best Option’ For Rest Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "With his team in a rebuilding phase, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has addressed the topic of tanking frequently during the last two seasons, and did so again during a recent appearance on Julius Erving’s House Call with Dr. J podcast. As detailed by The Dallas Morning News, Cuban admitted that he..." February 20

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Dennis Smith Jr. tweets his displeasure over controversial low score

    CBS Sports "Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. had arguably the best dunk of the entire contest when he did a reverse between his legs and finished with his off hand. The dunk landed him a score of 50 and won the crowd and viewers over immediately. Unfortunately for Smith, his night was over after that. A..." February 18

  • Original Dallas Mavericks owner Don Carter dies at 84

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks and the NBA as a whole lost a legend Wednesday night. Original Mavericks owner and co-founder Don Carter died at the age of 84, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. In announcing the passing of their founder, the Mavericks themselves had nothing but great things..." February 15